Moodle 2.3 manual for teachers

Stránky: TULen: Kurzy angličtiny na TUL
Kurz: TULen: Kurzy angličtiny na TUL
Kniha: Moodle 2.3 manual for teachers
Datum: Čtvrtek, 22. říjen 2020, 17.28


introduction to Moodle 2.3 for teachers

1. Common teacher problems

solving common problems of teacher


If you have network LIANE account (recommended), use the login name: firstname.surname and network password, enter these into the corresponding fields in the block "Login" on the front page. 

If you have no  LIANE account, you must create a new account on Moodle. [Note that loging (I) using account LIANE and (II) by creating a new mail account can not be combined!]

Username cannot contain accents (diacritics, commas, spaces), we recommend use of a pattern: firstname.surname (krestni.prijmeni).

After completing new account forms, the system will send an e-mail to address provided during registration.

You should  confirm your account by clicking on a link placed in the mail and you can log into Moodle.

Forgotten password

Click on

Teacher rights

First login to Moodle. After successful login into the system, write to administrator, and I will immediately assign you course creator rights.

1.1. Student self-enrolment

in course block Settings (on left): click Users / Enrolment methods 


in column Edit click on Hand with pencil icon

check settings

Allow Self enrolment = Yes

Enrolment key = password for first time entering the course

you can set welcome message to student


1.2. Unenrol users

in course block Settings (on left): click Users / Enroled users 

in the last column click X to delete

Unenrol users

1.3. Role switching

Roles can be switched in Settings block. It can be useful if you want to see course as student.

1.4. Adding a resource

Adding Page

Adding link to web page (URL)

Adding File

File picker window is opened

The major parts shown are:

  1. The repository column
  2. The file picker column
  3. Upload a file repository link - for this Context
  4. Server files - those files you have permission to access
  5. Folders in System/English/Moodle Features Demo - these contain files
  6. Repositories - for example, Dropbox, Google, Flickr, Wikimedia

Meaning of editor icons

Adding link to a file in editor

write some text label for link, select label text and click Insert link icon in editor

in next window click File browse icon and you can upload or choose files


1.5. Adding an activity

You should Turn editing on (block Settings on the left).

Choose activity, e.g. Assignments

In version 2.3 you can set Assignment type only by change of Submission settings. Assignment/Online text (good for short texts with easy corrections)
Submission settings

  • Online text = Yes
  • File submissions = No

Assignments/Upload a single file (useful for big or formatted documents)

Submission settings

  • Online text = No
  • File submissions = Yes

Assignments/Offline activity (results of tests)

Submission settings

  • Online text = No
  • File submissions = No
  • Feedback Comments = Yes

offline activity

If you use Assignments/Online text do not forget to set Comment inline = Yes during editation of assignment settings. It copies student text into Feedback window for easy corrections.

1.6. YouTube video links in mail


If I link to a video on youtube, I would like students to see the original word in the text and then follow the link to view the video on youtube.
However, when I insert the weblink (copied from the address bar on youtube) everything looks OK in my original email, BUT the email students receive has the original word missing. Instead of the word with a hyperlink the whole youtube video is embedded.
When I get it in thunderbird there is just a blank space. You can see the original word if you run the cursor over the blank space.


this problem is given by automatic YouTube filter that works only in Moodle not on local computer...

  1. students should click on See this post in context and after login they can see everything
  2. and/or in message text write text and link it to YouTube and directly after link write address again as text (not link):, e.g.: spin, in 2nd case students can see YouTube resource address in mail: unfortunately it is not a link, but can be copied to browser
  3. and/or in message text write text and link it to YouTube and after first link write second link to shortcut url (generated by some short link generator; This is universal but a rather cumbersome method, students can see YouTube resource address in mail and it is a link.